India is home to rich biodiversity and there’s no denying to the fact. India has an abundance of both land and water animals and species knowing about which might leave you startled. And one among those could be this Golden Tiger in India, which is the only one recorded in the entire world in this century.
The only golden tiger in India was recently spotted in Kaziranga and its pictures are roaring on the internet.
Photos of the tiger were shared on Twitter by IFS Officer Parveen Kaswan. “Do you know in #India we have a Golden #Tiger also. Only documentation of such big cat in 21st century on planet…Look at this beauty,” Kaswan wrote, adding that that image had been clicked by wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre.
The female tiger is also called “strawberry tiger” or “tabby tiger” to represent its magnificent colours. The photographer who had clicked her as many as six times called her Goldie.
They are very rare and some say it is caused by a recessive gene that gets expressed due to extensive inbreeding. 2/n pic.twitter.com/r2v6oVb1Tl— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 10, 2020
Kaswan shared a number of pictures of the tiger clicked back in 2019 too. Kaswan added that golden tigers such as this were very rare and caused due to a gene-mutation in the species.
According to the same post, this female Golden Tiger is the only recorded individual in the wild in the 21st Century. And surely, people can’t stop talking about it. Have a look:
A close up i found on reddit pic.twitter.com/Gl8QqNxmVg— C. (@TheCrypticAnon) July 10, 2020
Real majestic beauty— Subhash Gaitonde?? (@Subhash_Data) July 11, 2020
Areyyy sheruuuuuuu come to momaaaa— A? (@lylaazlle) July 10, 2020
For facts, India has as many as 2,967 tigers, which is 75% of the total tigers in the world. This in itself is a Guinness World Record.